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Ming Li


Ming Li

Ming Li
Horn Point Laboratory


Dr. Ming Li is a Professor at Horn Point Laboratory. He uses numerical models to address a wide range of oceanographic problems. His research interests span several areas of physical oceanography, including estuarine and coastal dynamics, air-sea interaction, turbulent mixing processes and internal waves. He is also actively engaged in interdisciplinary research to address complex environmental problems such as hypoxia, ocean acidification, and harmful algal blooms. A major focus of Dr. Li’s current research is the regional impact of climate change and extreme weather events on estuaries and coastal oceans.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical oceanography
  • Coastal and estuarine dynamics
  • Regional impacts of climate change


  • Oxford University, 1991, Ph.D., Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Hohai University, 1983, B. Eng., Fluid Mechanics

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas

Lab News

New grant will help plan for increase in toxic algal blooms

Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.